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The agenda for the 2021 HDF5 User Group meeting has been posted. This event, scheduled with US time zones in mind, runs each day October 12-14 from about 9:00 a.m. central to 1:30 p.m. central time and features a variety of speakers on topics including the HDF5 ecosystem, apps, and features. This is event is free and online only; registration is required. We look forward to having you join us!...

On Friday, September 24 at 11:00 a.m. CDT, Dana Robinson and Joe Lee of The HDF Group presented a webinar covering the major new features of the HDF5 1.13.0 release. They discussed the pluggable virtual file drivers (VFDs) and changes to the virtual object layer (VOL) and showed how to build and use the async, pass-through, and cache VOL connectors....

We have scheduled a webinar for Friday, September 24 at 11:00 a.m. CDT covering the major new features of the HDF5 1.13.0 release. This will mainly cover pluggable virtual file drivers (VFDs) and changes to the virtual object layer (VOL). We'll also show how to build and use the async, pass-through, and cache VOL connectors. Registration is required....

By John Readey Abstract HSDS (Highly Scalable Data Service) is a cloud-native data service designed to fully support the HDF5 data model and API while taking advantage of cloud-based features such as object storage and on-demand compute. HSDS is an open-source, Apache2 licensed product which has been used by many organizations to provide access to HDF data over the web. Originally designed with Amazon's AWS as the target platform, The HDF Group has worked with Microsoft Azure to enable HSDS to run equally well on Azure. Enhancements made to HSDS include: support for Azure Blob Storage, authentication with Azure Active Directory, deployment scripts for AKS (Azure Kubernetes Service), and an Azure Marketplace offer to simplify deployment. This article will discuss the design,...